Patna,(BiharTimes): This time it is the police of BJP ruled Karnataka, which covered about 2,500 km to arrest Kafil Ahmed, a suspect in the 2010 Chinnaswamy Stadium twin blasts case, from a Darbhanga village two days back. The district police could only know about it from the family of the arrested man.
Like in the case of arrests made by Delhi and Mumbai Police earlier, this time too chief minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday strongly protest with the Karnataka government. The chief minister said the Karnakata police has brazenly violated an established law about giving prior information to the local police about arrest of a person from its jurisdiction.The chief minister said that he had sought a report from the Darbhanga SP and on the basis of it, a formal protest would be lodged with the Karnataka government and the Union home ministry.
The Bihar DGP has lodged a strong protest with his Karnataka counterpart, Nitish told reporters in Patna on Tuesday.According to Darbhanga Superintendent of Police Garima Malik the Karnataka Police did not contact the local police nor informed them about the arrest of Kafil Ahmed. The Darbhanga police came to know about the arrest of the suspected terrorist from his family, she claimed.
Fifteen people were injured when two low-intensity bombs exploded outside a packed Chinnaswamy cricket stadium on April 17, 2010.Unlike in the past it was the police from the BJP ruled state which came to Bihar to arrest a terror suspect.
But there is no dearth of human rights activists who refuse to buy the state government’s version that its police was not at all aware of the arrest and could know about the arrest two days later. “If a police from such a far off place can come to deep interior of the state with the local police not knowing anything about it for two days then any criminal or terrorist can do any thing in any part of Bihar. What was the local intelligence doing? Was Kafil taken on transit remand or not?” asked one of them.